Mid Day Meals Automated Reporting and Management System of NIC HP Gets Technology Sabha Award
The Mid Day Meals Automated Reporting and Management System of NIC has been awarded the Technology Sabha, Enterprise Solution Award 2018 on 23 February 2018 at Indore. Sh. Vimal Kumar Sharma, TD and Sh. Praveen Sharma, Scientist B received the award. Sh. Sanjay Kumar, TD is the Project Head and other members include, Sh. Ajay Singh Chahal, Sh. Lalit Kapoor, Sh. Sandeep Kumar, Sh. Sandeep Sood, Sh. Ashish, Sh. Sanjay Sharma, Sh.Sarvjeet Kumar.
The MDM ARMS is a unique software, developed as a Product and offered as a Service, to any State Education Department of the country with negligible cost to improvise the quality of meals being served, thereby resulting in accurate reporting and increased enrollment in State Schools, which is the primary objective of the Scheme. Another reason is the fast onboarding process, which has enabled 12 States to start reporting for 1.83 lakh schools in just the first year of its implementation. The MDM Mobile App has been awarded the Digital India Award Gold Icon 2016 under the Mobile Apps category and has more than 80,000 downloads on Google Play Store. The MDM ARMS has also been awarded the CSI Nihilent eGovernance Award 2018 at Kolkata in January 2018.
The functional scope of the software is the collection of daily meals served data in every school of State in India, with reasons for not serving the meals, if not served, monthly enrollment figures with status of availability of funds and ration and its automatic transfer to the National MDM Portal at the end of the day. Therefore, theoretically, a total of 10.5 lakh schools serving mid-day meals in the country to almost 11 Crore students can be covered under the software. The software coverage is for all the Government schools situated in the country.
The MDM ARMS software is developed by NIC Himachal Pradesh and replicated in 17 States of the country.